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India beat Australia to march into T20 World Cup semifinals; to meet England

The former champions posted a 200-plus total with the help of captain Rohit Sharma’s 92 and then restricted the Kangaroos to 181.

India’s Axar Patel celebrates after dismissing Marcus Stoinis of Australia in the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup Super Eight match at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia, on June 24, 2024. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

By: India Weekly

INDIA beat Australia by 24 runs in St. Lucia on Monday (24) to reach the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup.

India captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with a blistering 92 — from 41 balls, including seven fours and eight sixes — as his side posted a total of 205-5.

Australia were then held to 181-7, opener Travis Head top-scoring with 76 in an innings where left-arm paceman Arshdeep Singh took 3-37.

Read: South Africa edge West Indies to reach T20 World Cup semis

India will now play defending champions England in Thursday’s semi-final in Guyana.

Australia will fail to reach the last four if Afghanistan, who defeated them by 21 runs in a stunning upset last time out, beat Bangladesh in the concluding Group One game of the Super Eights stage later Monday.

Read: Holders England thrash US by 10 wickets to make T20 WC last four

South Africa, unbeaten in the tournament, have qualified alongside England for the semi-finals out of Group One.

(AFP)

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